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• World-leading engineering companies and advanced technical motorsport suppliers are heading to Autosport International 2018
• With the UK motorsport industry worth £9bn, employing close to 50,000 people and playing home to 4,000 motorsport companies, Autosport International is the place to do business
• Some 87 per cent of UK motorsport and high performance engineering industry export products and goods
• Seven out of the 10 teams competing in the 2017 F1 World Championship are based in the UK’s Motorsport Valley®
• Average R&D spend in Motorsport Valley® is 25 per cent of turnover, dwarfing even the UK pharmaceutical and IT industries
• Autosport International an influential forum with over half a billion pounds spent during and following a visit
• Registration for the two dedicated trade days on 11-12 January, available at:

Europe’s foremost platform for suppliers of technical motorsport products and services takes place at Autosport International at the NEC, Birmingham on 11-12 January 2018.

In a complex current global landscape, Autosport International is the perfect place to showcase the latest cutting edge technology, materials and components to buyers from around the world in an industry boasting an annual turnover in excess of £9 billion. Autosport International 2018 attracts over 26,000 registered leaders from within the aerospace, marine defence and motorcycle industries alongside those from the motorsport and automotive industries, who are all relevant stakeholders involved within the UK’s motorsport and high performance engineering sector.

The show creates a truly global hub for motorsport, advanced engineering and automotive companies to do business on two dedicated trade days, where over a third of Autosport International trade day attendees found new suppliers that they wouldn’t have otherwise considered using. Almost three quarters of visitors said the show has a great range of motorsport exhibitors to help source new products/suppliers and to keep up to date with industry innovations.

Over half a billion pounds are spent during and following a visit to Autosport International making the show the heart of the global motorsport industry and the perfect place to illustrate the technological advances in motorsport. Four out of five trade day visitors said that Autosport International is the meeting place of the British motorsport industry.

Autosport Engineering, the dedicated area within Autosport International, is the heart of Innovation & Technology with the motorsport business and automotive sectors, offering a dedicated B2B environment attracting over 250 specialist companies from across the world like market leaders such as Brembo, Hewland and Xtrac.

For 2018 we are including a new business area in engineering in order to help exhibitors do business in a formal and appropriate style. These new meeting areas are to be created across the show floor for international businesses to come into the show and conduct talks in private. The Autosport Engineering Press Office will offer exhibitors an area to publish the latest news and conduct business talks and interviews in a private environment. Autosport International 2018 is the perfect setting for members to connect buyers and suppliers of motorsport technology, alongside the International Business Lounge and MIA Business Excellence Awards Dinner (held after the first trade day at Autosport International on the evening of 11 January).

As part of the extended range of network events and business-focused activities, the Motorsport Industry Association (MIA) will also be running a number of workshops at Autosport International 2018 along with Talk Shop, a forum giving exhibitors an additional opportunity to host their own seminars where they could go into detail about their products and topics within the industry.

Tony Tobias, Head of Autosport Engineering said: “Building on the success of the 2017 show, we are making the 2018 show the best hub for trade delegates to come and do business. The motorsport and automotive industry is evolving massively and Autosport Engineering is the centrepiece for motorsport excellence, showcasing the perfect crossover of technology with different industries. If you are in the motorsport and specialist engineering sectors, then Autosport Engineering is the place to do business!”

To confirm your attendance at Autosport International and at the trade-only Autosport Engineering events in addition to networking with likeminded business professionals, register for tickets at:

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